Sunday, December 10, 2023

Trailer – “Past Lives”

A24 has released the trailer for Celine Song’s “Past Lives” starring Greta Lee, Teo Yoo & John Magaro. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, just recently played in Berlin and will be released in theaters later this year.

Plot Synopsis: Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrest apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. 20 years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.

What do you all think of the trailer?

I was fortunate to see this at Sundance in person (it did not play virtually), and I can honestly tell you it was the best film from the festival. Such a delicate, complex, and achingly beautiful story of regret, missed opportunities, and fate, Celine Song’s remarkable feature directorial debut is an absolute emotional knockout with mature storytelling, beautiful writing, and heartbreakingly lived-in performances that will captivate you. The trailer perfectly captures the tone of what Celine Song has created, and I cannot wait for you all to see it. Expect it to be one of the most passionately beloved films of 2023. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since I saw it. It’s truly something special and if A24 plays their cards right, it could even contend in next year’s awards season. What do you all think, though? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

Past Lives Poster

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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